The Long Journey of a Forgotten People

Métis Identities and Family Histories

Editor: Ute Lischke (CA), David T. McNab (CA)

Known as “Canada’s forgotten people,” the Métis have long been here, but until 1982 they lacked the legal status of Native people. At that point, however, the Métis were recognized in the constitution as one of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. A significant addition to Métis historiography, The Long Journey of a Forgotten People includes Métis voices and personal narratives that address the thorny and complicated issue of Métis identity from historical and contemporary perspectives. Topics include eastern Canadian Métis communities; British military personnel and their mixed-blood descendants; life as a Métis woman; and the Métis peoples ongoing struggle for recognition of their rights, including discussion of recent Supreme Court rulings.

Publisher
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
DateISBNBISAC CodeThemaRights available
05/28/20079780889205239SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
LanguageFormatSizePricePages
EnglishPaperback / softback6 in x 9 inC$45.95370